The Old Smithy (3416)
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This seventeenth century listed stone cottage is peacefully situated on a no-through lane leading to a bridleway and faces, across the lane, its own large garden, which over looks the church. It has a lawn, trees, shrubs, flower beds and a tiny pond; part of the walled boundary, although shielded by shrubs, is open to the lane below. This lovely, quirky, character cottage offers many original features and is ideally located for strolling to the delightful Beaminster Square. Parking on the lane.
Shops/Pubs 300 yards.
Enter large, beamed, flag floored Sitting Room with log burner in inglenook; slate floored Dining Room with feature Victorian fireplace and window seat; Kitchen with oak worktops, Belfast sink, dishwasher and glazed door overlooking stream; Utility Room with drier; up 3 steps to small Twin Bedroom; shower Bathroom; up 2 steps to Single Bedroom; dual access to large retro style Bathroom with roll-top bath; door and steep, winding stairs lead directly to:
Upstairs large, beamed Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and 5ft bed.
Central heating and log burner. Hairdryer. Wireless Broadband.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1)|
The West Country region
Home to England's first World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast's outstanding geology represents 185 million years of Earth history. The whole 95 miles is open and spectacular, a walker's paradise to explore the sandy beaches, bays, coves and headlands, the changing geology determines and incredible variety of bird, plant and sea life.
Dorset has less rainfall than Devon or Cornwall and the summer swimming is excellent. The water is clean and the beaches varied: reefs and shale ledges for snorkelers, safe sandy beaches for children at Studland, Swanage and Weymouth plus great swathe of shingle that makes up the famous Chesil Bank.
Over half the county has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty and there are many places to visit from the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door arch to fossil hunting at Charmouth and Lyme Regis, to viewing the Roman artefacts in Dorchester and climbing to the top of the majestic Maiden Castle.
The wide and varied activities on offer in the county include sailing, surfing, coasteering, rock climbing, horse riding and golf. The choice of beaches in Dorset also offer every thing from the 'Kiss Me Quick' resorts to the unspoilt, deserted remote bays and coves, most are dog friendly all year round.
The resort towns of Swanage, Weymouth and Lyme Regis offering great family entertainment plus many festivals and county shows including The Great Steam Fair, the Dorset County Show and Bestival at Lulworth Castle. Dorset has also attracted many famous chefs and fine dining can now be had at the Michelin star restaurant Sienna in Dorchester, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage or Mark Hix's Oyster & Fish House. Getting to Dorset is quick and easy. Whether by train or car getting here is easy and just 2.5 hours from London and the home counties.
The pretty town of Beaminster may be small but it boasts many attractions and has been home to many notable actors, singers and authors. Matt Follas, winner of 2009's masterchef, has his restaurant - the Wild Garlic - here and each summer the town hosts the Beaminster Festival, a nine-day celebration of music and art. With nine Dorset Coastal Cottages to choose from, and West Bay – known as the golden gateway to the Jurassic coast - only 8 miles away, Beaminster is the perfect base to explore Dorset.
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